Florida State Seminoles quarterback Sean Maguire suffered a broken bone in his right foot during practice Wednesday, ESPN.com’s Jared Shanker reported Saturday.
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Maguire Out For A Month
Saturday, Aug. 13
Per Shanker, head coach Jimbo Fisher expects Maguire to miss four weeks, which could hold him out of the team’s first two games of the season.
The injury bug continues to bite Maguire, who missed all of spring practice while recovering from surgery on a fractured left ankle he suffered during the Chick fil-A Peach Bowl on New Year’s Eve.
Fisher commented on Maguire’s run of bad luck, per Safid Deen of the Orlando Sentinel: “It hurts me. It does. When you see guys stand for the right things and get bad breaks. Life isn’t fair sometimes, and it’s not being fair for him.”
The redshirt senior has appeared in games in each of his first three seasons with Florida State, though he’s never played in more than eight in a single year.
Through his first three seasons at the school, McGuire has attempted only 259 passes—189 of which came in 2015.
Last year, he started five games after winning the job from Everett Golson, throwing for 1,520 yards, 11 touchdowns and six interceptions. In those five starts, Florida State went 3-2.
While he is the elder statesman of the Florida State quarterbacks after Golson’s departure, he wasn’t guaranteed the starting job in 2016.
Per Shanker, Maguire was competing with redshirt freshman Deondre Francois to be the main man under center in Tallahassee, Florida.
“He’s doing a nice job, had some nice practices and needs to continue to get better,” Fisher told Deen.
Even after Maguire’s injury, though, Fisher told the media Francois has not been named the starter, per Shanker.
Florida State, which is No. 4 in the Amway Coaches Poll, will open its season against No. 12 Ole Miss on Sept. 5. Without Maguire, the Seminoles offense could stall, meaning their season could get off to a rocky start.
Stats courtesy of Sports-Reference.com.
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